There is nothing hard about installing a replacement ceiling fan. If you already have the wires that are necessary, it shouldn’t take you very long to get it done. A new installation in an area where there are no wires, may require you to hire a professional electrician to help you. That is one of the biggest challenges you will face when installing an outdoor ceiling fan on your patio.

One thing you should remember when searching for a new ceiling fan for your patio is that you need an outdoor ceiling fan. There are fans available that can handle the outdoor environment and even though your patio may be covered, that does not mean that an indoor fan will work. Indoor fans should only be used indoors. Outdoor ceiling fans can be used anywhere you want them.

If you are simply replacing a ceiling fan or upgrading a light that is on your covered patio, you should be able to start with flipping the breaker to kill power in that area and then taking the existing fan down. If there is no existing light or celling fan, an electrician may have to come in and tee off wires that are nearby to give you power in that area.

Once you are certain that you have wiring in that area and that the wiring is good, you can start installing the ceiling fan. In most cases, it will be the exact opposite of what you did when taking the old ceiling fan down. They are all pretty basic and they all work in the same way. You install the bracket, you install the fan mount, the fan blade area, then the light, if there is one. You should check the instructions that come with your new ceiling fan to make sure that there are no major differences in how you should install it. The instructions will also tell you which parts should be installed and in what order.

Most all ceiling fans should come with wires attached the way they should be and wire nuts to keep them secure. You should make sure that you have all of those things because a lose wire will ensure that the fan won’t run properly. The good news is, if you take the time to match wire colors, securely nut them together, and follow each step exactly; you should end up with a ceiling fan on your patio that cools you and keeps the bugs away.

Ceiling fans are a great addition to any room in the home. They circulate air so that you feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They can also be used as decor to add unique lighting to the room. If you live in a home that does not have a ceiling fan, you may want to consult with an electrician before attempting to tackle a ceiling fan. If you simply want a fan that works better than your old one or updates the look in your home, there are a few tips on replacing an old, broken ceiling fan so that you can skip hiring an electrician.

The first and most important part of replacing the ceiling fan is to cut off the power supply to it. This can easily be done by flipping the main breaker in that room. If you are not sure which breaker controls that room, or the fan, you can turn it on and have someone watching to tell you when it goes off. From there, it will be time to start removing the ceiling fan that is already on the ceiling. This can be done with a screw driver and to make things easier on yourself, it is best to remove the blades and light fixture first. You will then remove the canopy and expose the wires that are hidden behind a plate and secured to the ceiling. This will also remove the mounting bracket.

All new ceiling fans will come with instructions on how to install it. You should check the directions before you continue to work with your new ceiling fan. However, you basically want to put the mounting bracket against the ceiling and attach it. You should ensure that all wires are dropped down through the center. After that is done, you will need to connect the wires. All wires are color coded. You should match the colors and secure them tightly together with a wire nut. Many ceiling fans send wire nuts to you.

Start assembling the fan. Your first part will be the base for your blades. You may also have wires that come down from it for the light. Once the fan base is in place and secured with screws, you can hook the wires up for the light and secure the light base with screws. Attach the blades and turn on the power supply again. The last step is for you turn it on and make sure that it works.

When you first consider putting a ceiling fan into your home, it may not seem like a big deal. If you have a light installed, chances are good, you already have the required wiring. However, then you walk into a home improvement store and realize that there are a ton of ceiling fans to choose from and they come in a variety of shapes. Some have more blades and some have less. Which one is right for your home? We are here to tell you how to choose the right size ceiling fan for your home, but first, you need to consider the size of the room you want to put the fan in.

When looking at the room, you will want to base your fan choice on the longest wall of that room. A room that at its longest, less than 12ft will not need a large fan. You can choose the 36” fan or go a little smaller and still be comfortable. If your longest wall is more than 15ft, you will want the largest fan you can find. Another consideration before you run out and buy a fan is the shape of your ceiling. Very high ceilings or those that are vaulted need to have a ceiling fan that is dropped down by a rod. Your ideal placement should be 8-9ft above the floor. If your ceilings are low to the floor, you will need to have a fan that sits flush against the ceiling.

In the event that you need a rod to put your ceiling fan down a little closer to the floor, you can find them anywhere between a foot long and 16ft long. If you have a light on your ceiling fan, you will need to make sure you compensate for the fan’s light. This means that if it is a chandelier type light that drops below the fan by a foot, you need to have a rod that is a foot shorter so that you do not end up with a light in your face.

From there, you have to look at the blade count on the fan. Typically speaking, a larger fan will have more blades, but this is not always the case. If you are unsure about the blades, you can ask the people at the home improvement store for advice, but in general the more blades, the more air it will push.